The Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County was established to serve and enhance the quality of life for the eight communities and unincorporated areas of Mitchell County.
The mission of the Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County (FEMC) is to foster private giving, strengthen service providers and improve the conditions of Mitchell County. To these ends, the Foundation will promote endowment building, grant making, organizational collaboration, and public leadership for the benefit of the Mitchell County area.
Based on feedback from citizens of Mitchell County, the FEMC Board of Directors identified four major areas of need. Our grant making will focus on enhancing these areas of need for Mitchell County:
For more information about making a gift to the FEMC Endowment Fund, please contact us at 641-732-4790.
Board of Directors
We are indeed proud of the strength, diversity and leadership of the eleven Mitchell County citizens that have stepped forward to serve as the first Board of Directors for the Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County. There are seven men and four women on this Board. In addition, we have members of the Mitchell County Board of Supervisors and Mitchell County Economic Development serving in an ex-officio role on this Board.
Gina Goddard, PresidentHank Landherr, Vice-President Sommer Falk, Secretary
The Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County was established in 2005 ti serve and enhance the quality of life for the eight communities and unincorporated areas of Mitchell County. Our foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in our county and its communities by acting as a catalyst for charitable giving.
Our Mission is to foster private giving, strengthen service providers and improve the conditions of Mitchell County. To these ends, the foundation will promote endowment building, grant making, organizational collaboration and public leadership for the benefit of the Mitchell County area.
The FEMC is led by a volunteer board of directors. To utilize valuable staff expertise, investment management and office efficiency, we are an affiliate of the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation. This affiliation makes it possible for us to provide many opportunities for philanthropists wishing to make a difference right here in our county.
Donors throughout Mitchell County are finding that the FEMC is the right vehicle for their charitable giving. Through FEMC, donors have the opportunity to give back to the community they love by creating endowed funds - such as the Fox River Socks that Care Foundation and the St. Ansgar Angel Fund.
FEMC accepts gifts of cash, publicly traded stocks, grain, life insurance and real estate. Gifts are tax-deductible and may be eligible to receive an additional 24% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.
We are about building partnerships to enhance the quality of life for all! We do what we do because of YOU and because of how your philanthropic partnership with FEMC has changed lives, strengthened communities and positively affect our non-profit organizations.
You have all personally seen in your communities and throughout the county, where a grant has made a difference, a donation jump-started an initiative, or a contribution catalyzed a movement.
Since 2005, FEMC has given back over $1,000,000 in grants to Mitchell County through our granting program and through distributions from the FEMC Family of Funds - it is even more!
The Investments donors make into Mitchell County today will impact lives far into the future!